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Research Assistant (Mechanobiology Institute)

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29 Apr 2023

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Job Description

The Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore is a multidisciplinary institute committed to developing new paradigms for biomedical research by focusing on the quantitative analysis of dynamic functional processes. Through quantitative biophysical approaches, we address major problems in biomedical sciences including pathogenesis (from bacterial to cancer), tissue regeneration, and function.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join us as a research assistant in the research group of Dr. Anne Beghin at the Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore. The group, led by Dr. Beghin, focuses on the bioengineering of human organoids to mimic epithelium tissue (breast and lung mainly).

Candidates are expected to have established prior experiences in human cells manipulation, with a strong background in primary cells handling and characterizations. The candidate will be working on stable cell lines as well as on primary cell cultures to establish optimal conditions for isolating and culturing cells. She/ he will use a variety of cutting edge-microscopy and microfabrication techniques to shape and characterize established cell cultures, and optimize the cell culture pipeline.

The candidate will be required to maintain personal and professional development, such as regularly participating in appropriate training activities, to meet the evolving demands of the job. Excellent verbal and written communication skills will also be required since writing scientific reports for both internal documentation and publication are a component of this position.

In sum, the candidates main duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Stable cell lines maintenance (including passaging, routine media exchange, harvest, and sampling…)
  • Primary cells handling
  • Characterization of cell phenotypes (i.e immunostaining, microscopy, molecular biology, …)
  • Administrative work related to cell culture and wet lab work such as SOP writing, purchase and follow-up of stocks etc.
  • Technical/Scientific report writing


  • Bachelor’s Degree in bioengieneering, cell biology, or equivalent graduate degree or higher.
  • Organized, meticulous, able to work independently as well as together in a team.
  • Local candidates are welcome to apply.
  • 2-3 references contact.

We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Mechanobiology Institute
Department : Research
Employee Referral Eligible: No
Job requisition ID : 18592


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+65 6516 6666

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